B-238590, Jun 13, 1990, 90-1 CPD 554
B-238590, Jun 13, 1990
An agency's evaluation of a product as domestically manufactured will not be disturbed where a foreign manufactured base machine is transformed into a finished drilling machine by a domestic manufacturer who installs domestically manufactured components and the domestic components constitute more than 50 percent of the cost of all its components. The submission and acceptance of below cost bids are not legally objectionable. Which was issued on July 21. Bidders were required to certify the total cost of components in their machines. Were the only bids received in response to the solicitation. IMTA was requested to confirm its bid. Literature submitted with its bid indicated that the machine being offered was from an Italian manufacturer.